Kanamean Nishitomiya

Tominokouji Rokkaku Sagaru Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Central Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku)
7 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt
19.4 /20
Public Spaces
Overall Experience

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The ryokan tradition might be one of the world’s longest-running hospitality genres, but in Japan, there’s a distinction between “traditional” and “old-fashioned.” And while Kanamean Nishitomiya has plenty of connection with the past — for one thing, it’s a 19th-century townhouse, a rarity in Kyoto — a stay here isn’t a trip back in time so much as it is an experience of Japanese hospitality stripped down to its essence.

After all, the owners haven’t been precious about outfitting their antique home with contemporary furniture. All seven rooms are tatami-style, which is as traditional as can be, but the house’s modern artworks and library full of books break the otherwise retro mood. And every room is individual, in its way, with differing layouts and décor, so no two stays are quite the same.

The urban location means it’s convenient as can be, while the townhouse setting isolates you from the city’s business. The highlight, as in any ryokan, is dinner, an elaborate multi-course affair for which you dress in traditional garb and follow a carefully prescribed routine. Here it’s been recognized with a Michelin star, which is no small achievement for a family-owned business such as this.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

  • Japanese Kaiseki dinner is available JPY25,000 / person and Japanese set breakfast is available at JPY3,000 / person / day. Reservation is required by 3 days before arrival.
  • Children under 3 yrs old are free of charge without futon or meals.
  • 3-6 yrs old is 30% of adult half board rate.
  • 6-9 yrs old is 50% of adult half board rate.
  • 10-12 yrs old is 70% of adult half board rate including futons and meal(s).
  • Superior Rooms - Hatsune / Matsukaze, Deluxe Suite - Umegae and the Deluxe Room - Kagaribi can accommodate a 3rd guests at an additional cost. Suite - AOI and Suite - Wakana can accommodate a 4th guest at an additional cost.

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Kanamean Nishitomiya
Tominokouji Rokkaku Sagaru Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Central Kyoto (Nakagyo-ku)

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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